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light heart

see under heavy heart
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  • So I went away with a light heart, and forthwith made preparation for the execution of the object which had brought me to Spain.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • Something that will send you to Washington with a light heart.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I set to work with a light heart, but later on paid dearly for my ignorance in bitter, bitter disappointment and impotent regrets.

  • Jack went to his home with a light heart, and much relieved in feelings.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • People go to throw away hundreds of thousands of lives 'with a light heart.'

    Sunrise William Black
  • She went about her accustomed duties with a light heart and singing like a lark.

  • It was not with a light heart that I was going to this interview.

    Annouchka Ivan Sergheievitch Turgenef
  • And what has happened to trouble such a light heart as yours, Saunders?

  • Captain Enos had a favoring wind and a light heart, for he was glad to know that their little maid had not been to blame.

  • That evening our hero, with a light heart, repaired to the empty bedroom.

    The Wizard of the Sea Roy Rockwood

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